• Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The superintendent of an Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged an orchestra pit, said Friday that the section that gave way was only a few years old, but it's unclear whether it was ever subject to...

  • 1 sailor dies, 1 hurt while training in Virginia base pool

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — One sailor has died and another has been seriously injured while training in a swimming pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, officials say. The two were found unresponsive Friday at the bottom of the base's Combat Swimmer Training...

  • Arizona sheriff's re-election chances called into question

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio has remained politically invincible in his 22 years in office in Arizona, despite federal investigations and a history of legal woes that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. But his latest entanglement in the courts is his toughest test...

  • Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the strategic waterways. A Chinese...

  • Man charged with making threats in Islamic State group case

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis man was charged Friday with threatening law enforcement officials and writing on Twitter that a "massacre" would happen if authorities did not free six men who were arrested earlier this week and accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the...

  • Police: NYC airplane cleaner pocketed 1,429 liquor bottles

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an airplane cleaner has been arrested on charges she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband from planes grounded in New York City, including nearly 1,500 unopened bottles of liquor. A spokesman for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police says...

  • Thousands attend 1st 'preppers' expo in Utah suburb

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of survivalists and "preppers" are gathering in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy for the first PrepperCon, featuring demonstrations of underground bunkers, food storage and armored vehicles. Scott Stallings, one of the show's founders, says the Friday...

  • Aide to Mississippi Sen. Cochran arrested on drug charge

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home. Fred W. Pagan, an office administrator for Cochran, was arrested Thursday. Court papers said...

  • Oregon US Attorney Amanda Marshall resigns from office

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall has resigned six weeks after temporarily stepping away from her duties for health reasons. Gerri Badden, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, said the top federal prosecutor in Oregon resigned on Friday. Badden declined to...

  • UN: Myanmar stability at risk if Rohingya issue not solved

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Stability in Myanmar's most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations secretary-general warned its authorities Friday. Ban Ki-moon told a delegation from the Southeast Asian...

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